Getting And Maintaining Your Abs

Abs are the most popular muscle in the world today. They are not only exposed, they also make you look confident, muscular and strong (even though you may not be). That's why everyone wants to know how to get abs fast and maintain it.

When I am with some male friends, the only thing I hear aside girls talk is their abs which they also call six-packs. A lot of guys are so obsessed with this that a guy woke up a day and in a whatsapp group of 214 people he declared that his six packs are now becoming obvious. When asked what prompted the unnecessary post, he said he was just overjoyed!
Girls now do workout to get their own so it's now a competition.

 The truth is getting rock hard abs is very easy. But some guys see it as a big job and feel they can't do it. If I am a guy, I would have like eight packs because I won't stop at just exercising. You don't even need to go to the gym to work on it, you can do everything at home or any other place. The most important thing you need are hardwork, dedication and persistence. You need hardwork, because it involves doing a lot of strenuous exercises and putting a lot of work into fitness. Dedication because you need to put your mind to it and stick to your fitness plan. And persistence because you need to do it regularly.

 So, on demand, here are five important things you should know about getting abs or six packs and maintaining

1. Work your diet: What you eat is very essential in getting abs.

There are two important rules to this:

- eat lots of carbohydrate: Carbohydrates give your body the energy it needs to destroy the fat, strengthen the muscles and gives energy to keep you going. Carbohydrates should be eaten as breakfast and on days when you plan on doing strenuous exercises. This is to help supply you with the energy to carry out the abs exercise successfully.

 - add protein to your daily meal: Proteins are the best food to be eaten after working out, because it repair wear and tear and also help in growth. They should constitute a large part if your diet while engaging in your fitness regimen to build abdominal muscles. Protein also serve to reduce your total caloric intake.

 2. Focus on your abdomen: This is the target area where all your work outs should be focused at. There are many exercises that help the abdominal muscles. Here are the few easy ones you should try out.

 - Sit ups: You should lie on the floor, feet on the floor, knees upwards and hands behind your head. You can chose to have someone hold your feet against the floor. Try to sit up, lifting your back off the floor . Make sure you keep your back straight. Lower your back down and repeat till you are tired. Do that same number daily and increase it with time.

 - Leg ups: This involves you lying on the floor, straightening your legs, and place your hands at your sides. Lift your legs straight up without bending your knees until they are completely or nearly vertical. Lower your legs down and without letting your legs touch the floor. Repeat it until you are exhausted. 

There are many other fitness exercises you can also do for building abdominal muscles, just google and check out the ones you can try out.

 3. Exercise your heart: Cardiovascular exercise and other related exercises should be done once in a while. These exercises include jogging, cycling, running, bike riding swimming or even dancing. These exercises are meant to increase your heart rate.

 These exercises will not just burn calories but also raise metabolic processes over the course of the exercise.

 4. Reduce your intake of alcohol: If you are seriously planning on getting toned abs, alcohol should be reduced or on hold if possible. Alcohol and fitness do not ever go together. The reasons are because, it is the main cause of bloated belly, it alleviates the muscle from increasing weight and it makes you add weight generally.

So its better you reduce the intake or pause for the moment.

 5. Get enough sleep: A very good sleep time is imperative to increasing your fitness level and building abdominal muscles.

Inadequate sleep may prevent the hormones that regulate your body's fat burning. Just know that few nights of poor sleep could make your muscle cells to become resistant to the hormone insulin. Remember insulin is responsible for metabolism. And this will finally lead to accumulation of fat in the body.

 Well, that's five things to note when you are thinking of working on your abs without hitting the gym.

 For girls, you can also try that when you are thinking of working on a flat tummy. I thinks its better than using waist trainers like corset/girdle etc cause the side effects of the trainers are thrice compared to natural exercises. 

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